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Jun 10th, 2015, 05:52 PM
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What to do....?

I'll be in Amsterdam from August 31 to September 3, coming from Barcelona.
And then from Amsterdam, i'll be heading to Dusseldorf for 2 days. and to Brussels for 2 days before heading to Paris for 5 days to celebrate my birthday.

I'm 27 years old. I like to eat, see great architecture, cruise around the city, shopping, and experience what each city has to offer. In Amsterdam: visit Rijksmuseum, Van gogh, Ann Frank's House, Cruise the Canal, I AMsterdam picture, maybe dinner cruise.

Anybody please, can someone please help me with things to do for those days and where to eat without getting in that "tourist trap," and hopefully, for my birthday, i wanna have dinner to atleast 1-2 Michelin Star Restaurant. Question is, which one?

Thanks guys.
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Jun 11th, 2015, 05:41 AM
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Bringing this to the top so that people can see it. Is your question about eating while avoiding tourist traps? Seems you have Amsterdam all figured out as far as things to see goes.
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Jun 18th, 2015, 12:53 AM
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As far as a nice architectural walk away from many popular tourist sights, the islands are a nice suggestion: http://whatsupwithamsterdam.com/western-islands-walk/

What kind of food do you like?
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Jun 18th, 2015, 04:24 AM
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Visit the famous flower market, there are so many beautiful flowers, expecially tulips))
Also Rent an Amsterdam bike and get cycling, Visit the reopened Rijksmuseum for Old Master paintings, Explore Amsterdam’s parks and canals (on skates)
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Jun 18th, 2015, 04:25 AM
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Visit the famous flower market, there are so many beautiful flowers, expecially tulips))
Also Rent an Amsterdam bike and get cycling, Visit the reopened Rijksmuseum for Old Master paintings, Explore Amsterdam’s parks and canals (on skates)
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Jun 18th, 2015, 08:27 AM
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restaurants

http://www.iens.nl/restaurant/amsterdam/

and my preference would be

http://www.iens.nl/restaurant/36076/...usje-amsterdam
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Jun 18th, 2015, 08:29 AM
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or

http://www.iens.nl/restaurant/917/am...kura-amsterdam

also for the wonderful view
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Jun 18th, 2015, 10:32 AM
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I don't frequent Michelin starred restaurants so couldn't advise on the best 1* (or cheapest, I suspect). I think Agape in the 7th is on the cheaper end for a 1*.

However, I would suggest you go to the architecture museum at the Trocadero (Cite de l'Architecture)
http://www.citechaillot.fr/en/

http://en.parisinfo.com//musee-monum...-du-patrimoine
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Jun 18th, 2015, 10:40 AM
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Everything you mentioned as things you want to do in Amsterdam are of the tourist trap variety.
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Jun 18th, 2015, 11:26 AM
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I agree that the Cité de l'Architecture is a must for anybody with an interest in architecture -- besides of course seeing the architectural wonders available in a city like Paris.

Here is the report I made about the Cité de l'Architecture:
http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com...e-75016?page=1

But I have also made a report about architecture in Paris that most people would never recognize:
http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com...gnizable-paris

And I even made a report about repurposed industrial buildings in Paris:
http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com...re-transformed
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